Uttarakhand, the 27th state of India, is a land blessed with celestial beauty and the grace of Gods. Often referred as the "Land of Gods", Uttarakhand is replete with numerous tourist and pilgrimage destinations.
The state abounds in tourism opportunities, and the Tourist Attractions in Uttarakhand encompass everything from snow-clad mountains and gigantic peaks, through scenic locales and untamed wildlife, to sacred pilgrim destinations.
Nestled at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in the northern part of India, Uttarakhand is the perfect holiday destination for tourists seeking a place to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind, in the lap of nature.
The major tourist attractions in Uttarakhand include pilgrim destinations like Haridwar, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri and Rishikesh; idyllic hill stations like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh; and wildlife sanctuaries like the Jim Corbett National Park.
While on tour to Uttarakhand, every step you take will acquaint you with the state's rich and diverse flora and fauna. Tourist attractions in Uttarakhand also comprise several glaciers, passes, meadows, and trekking routes, with a number of important rivers like the Ganga and Yamuna, originating from the region. A major part of the state is abundant in rainforests and alpine forests which are home to some rare and endangered wildlife species. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Jim Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, and Govind National Park among various other tourist attractions in Uttarakhand.
A visit to Uttarakhand will essentially feature numerous pilgrim centers like Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - constituting the 'Char Dhams' or the four most sacred and revered sites of the Hindus.